Preparing for a Chess Tournament (Part II)

Your Openings Evaluating your openings is a vital aspect of tournament preparation. This can be overdone, so here are just a couple of guidelines. Review lines within your opening repertoire. There are several good tools...

Preparing for a Chess Tournament (Part I)

  There are correspondence games and online games. Every once in awhile, though, there is a big tournament.  This might be your club championship, a scholastic championship, or a huge prize tournament. It’s something with...

Checkmating Alzheimer’s

Every 60 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease. 15 million caregivers offer over 18 billion hours of unpaid care, and the complete cost of Alzheimer’s is projected to rise from $203 billion to $1.2...

Chess Helps Children with Learning Disorders

The social and mental benefits of chess for adults and children are well known. Though, learning to play chess is also helpful for children (adults too!) with learning disabilities. This article takes a closer look...

Benefits of Joining a Chess Club (Part II)

Advantages You meet like-minded people and make new friends This should be a reason to attend a chess club. One of the best things about chess is that it can be played by folks of...

Benefits of Joining a Chess Club (Part I)

Chess clubs are associations created by a group of players who want to aim to popularize the game and inspire more folks to consider playing chess. If you take a closer look at the history...

Reasons Why Chess is a Sport (Part II)

Behavior code. Players are penalized for bad sportsmanship, such as refusing to shake hands with their opponent. Possible cheating is taken seriously. Mobile phones are barred. Players are forbidden from leaving the playing area. There is...

Reasons Why Chess is a Sport (Part I)

Playing games is a natural part of human life. Yet, it has become fashionable for leaders of the sports bodies to criticize the rise of gaming when our young folks can be active outdoors. The...

What is Chess960?

Weary of regular chess and all the loads of opening theory? Then try Chess960 or the variant also referred to as Fischer Random Chess. The 11th World Champion Robert James Fischer was a well-known advocate of the concept of shuffling the...

The Surreal World of Chess Boxing (Part II)

In Which Countries Is It Most Popular? The popularity of chess boxing has increased quickly over the past 14 years since its establishment. This increase in popularity has been mainly prevalent in Europe. Its birthplace...